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    City Says "No!" to Multi-Million Dollar Handout from Uncle Sam

    The city of Troy, Michigan, prides itself as being “The City of Tomorrow … Today,” but now it has another slogan to affix to its city hall: “Stimulus Dollars Not Welcome Here.” What’s this all about, you ask? Why would a city say “no” to free money? As The New … More

    Online Chat on Dependence on Government

    Heritage recently released the 2012 Index of Dependency on Government and it found that dependence on government is at an all-time high .Click here to join our “Lunch with Heritage” chat! we are joined by the author, Bill Beach who is Director of the Center for Data Analysis at Heritage. He … More

    Debt Ceiling, the Sequel: Coming to a Theater Near You

    Remember last year’s titanic struggle over increasing the debt ceiling? A mighty contest that threatened to leave the nation in default, lasted for much of the year, and resulted in a $2.1 trillion increase in the national debt—papered over in part by the cover of the not-so-super committee? Well, this … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Friends Win Big in Budget

    You don’t need to log on to President Barack Obama’s Facebook page to find out who his friends are, and you don’t need to read tea leaves, gaze into a crystal ball, or consult a psychic to learn where his priorities lie. No, you only have to take a look … More

    Obamacare's Top Three Budget Busters

    Obamacare increases unaffordable government spending, which ultimately comes out of taxpayers’ pockets. Here, we summarize three of the most costly provisions of Obamacare: 1. Medicaid Expansion: Beginning in 2014, Obamacare expands Medicaid to include all non-elderly individuals with income below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The expansion of … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds to Obama's 2013 Budget Proposal

    Today, President Barack Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2013.  Experts from The Heritage Foundation are analyzing the President’s proposal and offer their reactions, below: President Obama’s Budget Proposal: Running on Empty – Patrick Louis Knudsen Coming from a President whose economic philosophy is a borrowed car company slogan, … More

    Morning Bell: White House Spin Machine Hits Brick Wall

    Yesterday, the newest White House chief of staff, Jack Lew, took to the Sunday talk shows to get a head start on promoting President Barack Obama’s FY2013 budget, which is set to be released today. But just as he was getting warmed up, Lew ran smack into a brick wall … More

    Morning Bell: Budget? Why Follow A Budget?

    Families and businesses have budgets, yet Washington doesn’t — and it hasn’t for the last three years. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) doesn’t think this major omission is that big of a deal, and the White House has no opinion on the matter. Fortunately, there are leaders in the … More

    Ryan House Budget Committee Leads on Process Reforms

    With debt and spending out of control, the good news is that the House Budget Committee is taking important steps toward focusing Congress on its most basic duty: budgeting. By speedily passing several budget process reform bills, Chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) and others on his committee are moving Congress in … More

    Federal Spending on Health Care Doubles in the Next Decade

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook for years 2012 to 2022 yesterday, and as Heritage’s Patrick Knudsen shows, the numbers add up to a dismal fiscal future. As the government continues its fiscal irresponsibility, 2012 will be the fourth straight year of trillion-dollar deficits. This … More